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The manufacturing of composite materials is changing the landscape of the industry. How? Manufacturers are coming up with new ways to use composites in a range of products. Composite manufacturing for transportation, energy, and water will get a boost after the US Senate passed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill, according to the American Composites Manufacturers Association....
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The products and services of the aerospace industry represent some $734 billion to the world economy. Experts estimate that for every million in direct sales, six jobs are bolstered in the sector. For the aerospace industry to remain profitable and on the cutting edge, it has many times reinvented how. Maybe nothing signifies this more than the...
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Space and aerospace industries were among the first to utilize the profound abilities of carbon fiber. Over the decades, it has continued to replace other aerospace materials like aluminum and titanium for both structural and design purposes. Airplane parts like wings, for example, have experienced an increased demand for carbon fiber composites. This is because the use of...
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Carbon fiber has become a staple in the aerospace and defense industry. There’s good reason for this. Carbon fiber is a powerful and versatile material with countless applications. While many people think of carbon fiber as a military tool, it has far more uses than that. In fact, carbon fiber is used throughout aerospace industries. From...
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Composite materials have been with us for a while. Fiberglass and carbon fiber composites are well known. They’ve even helped revolutionize the aerospace industry. But what will the future of composites in aerospace look like? The sky’s the limit with new composite materials set to shake up the industry. Let’s examine some of the benefits of composites,...
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The aerospace industry has been making strides every day to improve everything about modern-day aircraft. Starting with the outside of the aircraft and workings its way into the inner workings of the aircraft. As time continues, the trends that are beginning to emerge are becoming more and more advanced. If you’re looking to stay on...
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Of the many elements that humankind has learned to utilize for technological purposes, carbon is among the most important. It is, literally, the very stuff of life. Therefore, carbon-based biology, the industry, and the economy still rely on for fuel. And, in the early decades of the twenty-first century, the advent of carbon fiber has...
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With its signature weave and a near-perfect blend of strength, lightweight, and stiffness, carbon fiber material has crazed engineers since its discovery in 1958. Therefore, boasting the strength ten times that of steel and a fraction of the weight. No wonder automotive and aerospace companies have incorporated the material into their designs. In 1981 McLaren...
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Strong, light, and stiff, woven carbon fiber has been used within manufacturing for many years. Woven carbon fiber comprises carbon fiber forerunners such as rayon and polyacrylonitrile (PAN) chemically heated, treated, stretched, and carbonized. Therefore, creating high-strength fibers that are popular with engineers and designers within the manufacturing world. Let’s examine this substance in more...
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Whether it’s a jetliner or a small plane, the design materials and technology are improving for all types of aircrafts. Continue reading and we’ll take off into some of the advantages of composite aircraft design. Reduced Weight on Aircraft Design The main advantage of designing with composite material is the reduction of weight. Lightweight materials...
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